Pretended and Real


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Pretended adjective – Lacking in natural or spontaneous quality.
Usage example: he shows a pretended affection for his girlfriend's cat

Real is an antonym for pretended in alleged topic.
Nearby Words: pretend, pretence, pretension, pretender, pretending
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Real adjective – Being exactly as appears or as claimed.
Pretended is an antonym for real.
Nearby Words: realize, realise, reality, realistic, really
Antonyms for Real
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  • Pretend We're Dead Tuff Puppy: In a Halloween Episode, Dudley pretended to be a zombie to follow real ones towards the place where Snaptrap, Birdbrain and Chameleon were hiding all candy and all the toilet paper.
  • And last but not least, 2009 saw the release of a one-time glossy magazine focused on young adults, which pretended that Donald was a real person interested in real life stuff such as lifestyle, fashion, and cars, to name a few.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Rubi is shocked at Trevor's death ( Pellum pretended to be his father and hired her to deliver him,) finding the real William Ackers and Zhi being hooked on drugs to betray his brother.
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